Burton Albion defender Jake Buxton reckons the experience in the Brewers side heading to Old Trafford on Wednesday night will help aid their efforts in overcoming Manchester United.
The Brewers head to the Theatre of Dreams for a third-round Carabao Cup tie in a repeat of 2006's money-spinning third-round FA Cup ties - two games that are widely credited for kick-starting Albion's rise from the Conference to the Championship in a decade.
That is now where the club finds themselves.
And with that league status, the club can attract more accomplished players, which will surely prove important as they prepare to face a side that easily dispatched an Everton side that themselves have spent north of £100 million this summer on Sunday.
The likes of Stephen Warnock - a player with considerable European experience behind him during his time with Liverpool - and Marvin Sordell - who can point to a Premier League season on his CV - and Buxton himself will provide Nigel Clough's side with some know-how about managing an occasion such as Wednesday night.
Taking on United - widely tipped for Premier League success this term - will be no mean feat. Buxton of all people knows this , having come up against Jose Mourinho’s side in the fourth round of the FA Cup last term with former side Wigan Athletic, being beaten 4-0 in the process.
But the Brewers onfield captain is looking to those experienced players to lead the side against United, and drew upon last season's victories over Derby County, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United - themselves all big clubs in their own right.
"I watched bits of it, they didn't hold back did they?" Buxton said when asked about United's 4-0 defeat of Everton.
"We approach every game the same.
"There's some big clubs in the Championship, and there's members of the squad who have played there (Old Trafford) before. Some of our players have even played in Europe.
"There's Stephen Warnock, who’s played for Liverpool - we've got quite a lot of lads who are not daunted by the opportunity to go up there.
"We know what's expected of us and we know what we've got to do.
"We're going to dig in, we're going to give it everything we've got.
"Nigel Clough's sides will go wherever, to any away game or any home and we’ll go and have a go.
"We'll prepare as we do for every Championship game. There's a lot of big clubs in the Championship now, so we're underdogs most weeks.
"We know what's expected of us tomorrow night and we’ll have to go and have a right go, roll our sleeves up and see where it takes us."
Buxton also played down any chance of the club preparing differently simply because of their opposition - and stressed that they were going to get ready for the match like it was just another league game.
That may prove wise, given their last outing saw them beat promotion-chasing Fulham 2-1 win at the weekend.
"I think there's a fine balance," Buxton added when asked about whether the club would veer away from their normal routine because of the nature of their opponents.
"You can overprepare and with the technology today you can have things like clips emailed over, but we prepare like we prepare as normal.
"You try to go under the radar a little bit and prepare as normal, but we know as soon as we put the shirt on and step out onto the pitch that we have a job to do and we're going to give it everything we've got, and make sure every supporter who has travelled up there comes away knowing that Burton Albion players have given everything they've got for them.
"I think we're here, and the club's here, because of hard work, determination and desire, passion and everything the lads show on a Saturday.
"We're not a modern-day club in using all this technology. We've moved on since when I was last here 10 years ago, but the passion's always been there and that's what is going to get us through tomorrow night."